Meet the Staff

  • Jessica England
    Director of Freshman Recruiting

    Jessica is involved in freshman recruitment activities, including hiring counselors, overseeing training, aiding in travel plans, and ensuring on-campus events meet our goal of informing, entertaining, and caring for prospective students and their families. She also lends her expertise to advising families through the critical stages of the college search process.

  • Hayley Haslett
    Assistant Director of Admissions and Communication

    Marketing and communication are truly Hayley's gifts. She devises creative ideas to market to our applicants. She has raised the bar with the new marketing projects sent out to our prospective students. Hayley also oversees our processing team, ensuring all applications are processed quickly and efficiently, and that mailed materials are reaching prospective students, especially those very welcomed acceptance letters.

  • Meghan Ebersole
    Assistant Director of Freshman Recruiting

    Meghan works closely with the director and other counselors to ensure each student’s admission experience is the best it can be. She seeks innovative ways to recruit in areas of the country we are unable to visit through options like video chats and group meetings. Meghan also has a passion for helping first generation students as they transition to APU.

  • Brenda Eubanks
    Application Processing Specialist

    If you’ve applied to APU as a prospective freshman, a re-activate, a re-enroll, or a transfer student, Brenda has processed your application. She carefully and methodically enters each and every application we receive, verifying that your information was completed properly and ensuring a counselor has been assigned to students in their recruiting area.

  • Deborah Downing
    Document Imaging Specialist
    Deb really is a specialist! She keeps us all on our game as she moves the endless flow of documentation seamlessly through the imaging into our database just in time for the right pair of eyes to view the material and make those important decisions for our students. That's why she's known as the "Imaging Queen" to the admissions team.
  • Joyce Richardson
    Administrative Assistant

    Joyce Richardson is the administrative assistant to the senior director of undergraduate admissions and director of freshman recruiting. She works managing schedules, arranging appointments and meetings, compiling statistics, tracking the budget, and supporting the needs of the office.

  • Kaylyn Sofranko
    Campus Recruitment Manager

    Kay plans all of the on-campus events for admissions and even several out-of-state events. With her organizational strengths, she ensures every detail covered to help students and families get the most of their campus visit. She is warm, welcoming, and positive, and you can be sure she gets the job done.

  • Kristen Harmel
    Client Services Supervisor
    Kristen is the first friendly face to greet you when you come to the office. She sets up appointments with the counselors and campus visits for our guests. She and her staff are ready to help students reach the right person to answer their questions. Give her a call or stop by. Our office opens at 8:30 a.m.
  • Lynnette Barnes
    Processing Coordinator
    Lynnette responds to each inquiry we receive from prospective students and provides the information they requested. She also supports our counselors while they travel, getting their material to them where and when they need it. She has a lot of energy and manages to keep things organized and running smoothly.
  • Nick Slavich
    Welcome Center Coordinator

    Nick is one of APU’s most visible ambassadors, greeting each prospective student and family upon arrival to the Azusa campus. Even before your feet touch APU soil, Nick has been working hard behind the scenes to make sure your visit goes smoothly. He coordinates class visits and faculty appointments, and keeps the intricate operations of the Welcome Center functioning in high gear.

  • Pamela Berry
    Application Processing Coordinator
    As our application processing coordinator, Pam keeps everything running smoothly. She processes thousands of applications, plus the additional material that we receive to complete your files. She compiles test scores and transcripts, supervises our student workers, and helps prospective students get the information they need.
  • Sasha Zarubin
    Application Maintenance Specialist
    Sasha’s expertise is in reviewing high school transcripts, assuring all grades have been calculated correctly, and verifying students' GPA to be sure each eligible student receives the APU merit scholarship they qualify for. She also verifies the GPA and unit count for transfer applicants. Sasha loves to be outdoors, so if you run into her hiking on the John Muir Trail, be sure to say hello.
  • Marissa Boles
    Application Processing Generalist
    Marissa follows student applications through the many stages of processing. She assists the staff throughout the journey from the time the application is received to the time it is assigned to your counselor. She loves traveling and playing laser tag, so you could run into her almost anywhere.